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France judicial delegation postpones visit to Beirut for Carlos Ghosn hearing

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention centre after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019 [KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images]
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention centre after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019 [KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images]

A French judicial delegation has postponed a visit to Lebanon to hear former Nissan and Renault head Carlos Ghosn for the first time in two cases being investigated in France, to 31 May.

The agency quoted informed judicial sources as saying that the delegation, which includes French judges and investigators, decided to postpone their visit originally scheduled for 17 May to hear Ghosn for the first time in two cases being investigated in France.

The agency quoted the Lebanese Public Prosecution as saying that the visit has been postponed due to the lack of a judge.

The first hearing was scheduled from 18-22 January was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ghosn was scheduled to appear in a hearing before the French delegation in the Palace of Justice in Beirut.

The sessions will be attended by judges from the Nanterre Prosecutor's Office and the French National Financial Prosecutor's Office, as well as investigators from the Central Office for Combating Corruption, Financial and Tax Crimes.

Ghosn is accused of several crimes including financial embezzlement in Japan.

READ: US turns over two men charged in Ghosn escape to Japan

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